Pathways Grant Coordinator
National Louis University’s new undergraduate Harrison Professional Pathways Program (Pathways) has set the ambitious goal of becoming a local and national leader in closing the achievement gap in bachelor’s degree attainment. Through an innovative, affordable, rigorous, flexible, supportive, and professionally focused approach to undergraduate education, NLU seeks to help thousands of students – many of whom face significant barriers to completing college – get to and through college and move on to successful careers and fulfilling lives.
NLU has recently been awarded significant grant funding to fuel the continued innovation and expansion of its groundbreaking undergraduate Harrison Professional Pathways Program. The grant will support Developmental Education, ensuring students have the foundational literacy and math skills necessary for college and career success and a Career Bridge, which will provide students with the knowledge, skills, preparation and network necessary to be successful in the workforce.
The Grant Coordinator will be responsible for the budget and performance tracking and reporting necessary to ensure a successful execution of the grant activities.
This position will report to the Director of Undergraduate Analytics and Strategic Initiatives while working collaboratively across Pathways and the University to ensure all objectives are achieved.
• Student-Focused: Make decisions based on what is best for students with the belief that when all students have access to resources and support, they are empowered to achieve success.
• Expect Excellence: Hold high expectations for our students and for the adults who serve them, and hold ourselves accountable for achieving excellence.
• Personalized Support: Take a holistic approach to providing individualized support that encourages students to realize their full potential in college and beyond.
• Data-Driven, Collaborative Environment: Work together as a unified team, utilizing real-time data and technology to adapt to student needs.
• Continuous Improvement and Innovation: Remain agile and open to changes and new ideas-incorporating data as well as student, faculty and administration voice-to ensure that we are continuously learning, improving, and innovating in all aspects of the student experience.
• Develops tools and processes to accurately track data related to the grant.
• Analyze student data and project outcomes and report out on findings.
• Prepare budget plans and allocation along with the finance department in accordance with each requirement and report to administration and funder.
• Prepare detailed reports to funder and administration with respect to Pathway’s progress.
• Communicate relevant information across teams and departments to ensure all parties are informed about grant activities.
• Develop effective grant reports based on the University and funder requirements.
• Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant activities.
• Ensure that the funds are utilized as outlined in the project budget.
• Excel and PowerPoint skills required. Must also be capable of manipulating data sets in Excel or other database.
• Ability to quickly learn and utilize data systems.
• Flexible and comfortable working on a variety of assignments at a given time; able to balance competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated interest in Education is essential; experience in education or youth services preferred.
• Ability to thrive in a teamwork atmosphere while consistently maintaining own individual goals.
• Excellent and professional verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
• Strong active listening skills.
• Organized with strong attention to details.
Experience and/or Education
• Bachelor’s degree required
• A minimum of two years of professional experience or equivalent education; successful track record requiring experience in grant oversight, data analysis, and project management skills.
• Experience with budget modeling and reporting preferred.